Olympiad round 6

The Danish team is really not performing well. We won the match today 2.5-1.5 against Algeria, but we were hoping for 4-0!

First Sune played an automatic move, not hesitating at all, to see that he had to prevent …b6-b5, even though he had prepared this! A quick draw was disappointing…

Then Lars blundered in a poor position, losing a pawn and just getting ground down by a 2200 guy.

Then Jakob blundered, but luckily the damage was sort of minor and he found practical ideas and was quickly better and won.

I won.

Nikos is attending a trainers’ seminar here, where he mentioned that he now works for us, which apparently impressed one of the lectures. We got this endorsement from him:

“I do not think that Quality Chess has published a bad book!” – GM Jayson Gonzales

Gonzales told us that he has all of the GM Repertoire books. He bought the first volume in 2008 a few hours before the final round game against Argentina in the Dresden Olympiad, where the Philippines were facing their worst placement ever, in the case of a defeat. The game, inspired by the book, made all the difference in their 2.5-1.5 victory; and in the end the Philippines came 46th and saved face.

Gonzales – Peralta

Dresden 25.11.2008

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bg4 5. Qb3 Qb6 6. Nc3 e6 7. Nh4 Nbd7 8. h3 Bh5 9. g4 Bg6 10. Nxg6 hxg6 11. Bg2 Qc7 12. Bd2 Nb6 13. cxd5 exd5 14. Rc1 Qd7 15. g5 Nh7 16. h4 Nc4 17. Bh3 Qc7 18. Qc2 Bd6 19. Kf1 Qe7 20. Re1 Nxd2+ 21.Qxd2 O-O 22. e4 dxe4 23. Nxe4 Bb4 24. Qe3 Rfe8 25. Re2 Qd8 26. h5 Nf8 27. hxg6 Nxg6 28. Bf5 Qd5 29. Qh3 Qxd4 30. Bxg6 fxg6 31. Qb3+ Qd5 32. Qxb4 Re5 33. Qb3 Rd8 34. Rd2 1-0

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